Cameras were made for Kaslo.
This picturesque village sits on a delta with its toes in Kootenay Lake and its head against the Selkirk Mountains. Its homes and historical buildings are well maintained, and the SS Moyie is a National Historic Site. (As a child, I often watched the Moyie ply the Lake and even rode it.)
Visitors arrive in Kaslo with their cameras at the ready. But, as I was taking a picture there yesterday, I realized that I have hardly ever taken any of those standard touristy shots of the village. My images tend to be — what can I say — a tad odd. Here are four taken over the years, ending with yesterday’s.
Perhaps my most conventional image is a view looking down on Kaslo (barely visible at the Lake’s edge) from Mt. Buchanan. Yet, even it is somewhat different, for it is a 360° view from the mountain top (the picture edges could join to form a ring).
The beautifully restored SS Moyie is justifiably a camera magnet. Of my many images of it, perhaps my favourite is this full-sphere view of its engine room.
St. Andrew’s United Church is often photographed from the outside. This is my view of the inside.
In addition to Kaslo’s other geographic delights, a river runs through it. Here is yesterday’s view taken from beside the Kaslo River Trail.